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My 9 year old daughter went to urgent care with a small dark

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My 9 year old daughter went to urgent care with a small dark spot on her face that was itching. We were given topical antibiotics and told she has impetigo. Since then she's taken the recommended otc antihistamine but her face has swollen significantly. Is this a normal part of impetigo? She has a red rash on her face and neck not individual bumps and only the one dark oozy type place along her jawline.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

some impetigo infections can cause facial swelling.

some people can also be allergic to mupirocin or bactroban antibiotics which can cause facial swelling.

you should bring her back to the ER or urgent care center

and see if she may be allergic to something.

she may need steroids or stronger anti-histamine treatment

I would go to an ER to get assessment for her facial swelling now

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

do you have any other questions?